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Photographs of Vergennes (Vt.)

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This collection contains 788 images comprising 122 years of history in Vergennes, Vermont’s oldest city. Featuring a wide range of topics, which date from the 1866 Civil War parade to the 1988 Bicentennial, the collection provides a comprehensive and unusual look at small town life in northern Vermont. These photographs document the full visual spectrum of history in Vergennes, from businesses, industries, and transportation to natural scenery, paintings, and portraits of people who once walked the city’s streets.

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Published:  May 06, 2011,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

Rights:  The photographs in this collection are protected by a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. You are free to share these works as long as you give appropriate credit, do not use these works for commercial purposes, and do not change them in any way.


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Title:   Basin below Falls

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    Title:   Basin below Falls

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      Title:   Building Bridge

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        Title:   Building Bridge

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          Title:   Dam on Lewis Creek

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            Title:   Dam on Lewis Creek, North Ferrisburgh

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              Title:   Falls

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              Otter Creek Falls, Vergennes, Vt.

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                  Otter Creek Falls, Vergennes, Vt.

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                              Vermont Shade Roller Co.

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                                  Title:   Falls 1901

                                  Date:  1901

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                                  Vergennes Falls 1901

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                                    Title:   Flood Otter Creek

                                    Date:  1905-04-10

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                                      Title:   Flood Vergennes Falls

                                      Date:  1927-11-05

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                                      Height of Flood Vergennes, Vt. 11-5-27

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                                        Title:   Mill on Lewis Creek, North Ferrisburgh

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                                          Title:   Otter Creek Falls

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                                            Title:   Otter Creek Falls Buck Mountain

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                                              Title:   Profile in rock at head of Falls

                                              Date:  1934-03

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                                                Title:   Shade Roller Factory

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                                                  Title:   Vergennes Falls 1850

                                                  Date:  1850

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                                                  Vergennes was incorporated a city in 1788. There was a sawmill at The Falls as early as 1765. In 1766, Donald MacIntosh, a soldier under Wolfe at Quebec, erected a cabin below the Falls and high up on the North bank. He became the first permanent settler, dying in Vergennes in 1803. The Falls, with a drop of about 35 feet has furnished power to many industries since the first sawmill of 1765 and those shown in the engraving of 1850 gave some idea of the business around them at the that time. The picture does not include all the mills as there were many on the North bank which are not shown. The name "Robinson Del" in the lower right hand corner of the engraving may refer to Rowland T. Robinson as he was a capable artist in addition to being a famous Vermont writer.

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